Reshared post from +Gina Smith
"Google spent $12.5 billion in 2012 to buy Motorola Mobility and its patents, and only $5.2 billion in 2011 on R&D," Chien explains. "In 2011, Apple spent $2.4 billion on R&D but contributed more — approximately $2.6 billion — in a single transaction to buy patents from Nortel."
That's a quote from my story today — super indepth — on the patent sit. Sounds boring, but damn, there is intrigue in those patent stories! and what characters!
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